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Patriarch

Originally a patriarch is a man who exercises autocratic authority over an extended family. See patriarchy.

The word has also taken on other meanings. In particular, the highest-ranking bishops in Eastern Orthodoxy and in the eastern rites of the Roman Catholic Church are called patriarchs.

Current Patriarchs in the Catholic Church:

Historical Patriarchs in the Catholic Church:

Current Patriarchs in the Orthodox Church:

Current Patriarchs in Oriental Orthodox Churchs



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